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Deputy Kevin Lemon holds the front door open to elementary schoolers on the day of a Valentine's Day party at Trimble Elementary Middle School in Glouster, Ohio, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (FILE)

Trimble Local Schools plans 'calamity day' among rising COVID-19 cases

The Trimble Local School District announced it will be closed for a “calamity day” Friday due to health and safety concerns.

Since Aug. 26, the district has reported 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Approximately 500 students make up Trimble elementary, middle and high schools.

According to a release on the Trimble Local Schools website, all 12-month employees are requested to report Friday.

The district started requiring masking for all students Aug. 30, and the mandate will be evaluated at the end of each month, according to a post on the district’s website. 

On Tuesday, Trimble announced that all football activities will be suspended until Sept. 8 due to COVID-19 protocols and the safety of student-athletes. Other extracurricular activities will continue.

@sophielisey 

sy951319@ohio.edu 

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